Tag: dementia

If I forgot your name… forgive me

If I forgot your name… forgive me

| November 12, 2014

 Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Although Spring is just around the corner, I can still recall from early childhood, a tiny, beautiful little flower that would bloom in the early Spring, showing itself off with light green leaves and cluster of small, blue, pink or white flowers. This plant was affectionately named, Forget-Me-Not, and was often […]

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Fading minds need your time

Fading minds need your time

| May 9, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I had many elderly patients who, unfortunately, began to have fading minds and were living alone. They were being cared for by personnel provided by private and city agencies. Many of them had families who visited them occasionally, but more often were befriended by strangers who had more interest in […]

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Blood test could detect early signs of dementia, scientists say | Science | theguardian.com

Blood test could detect early signs of dementia, scientists say | Science | theguardian.com

| March 9, 2014

Blood test could detect early signs of dementia, scientists say Study claims technique can predict with 90% accuracy whether people will go on to develop Alzheimer’s within three years Press Association theguardian.com, Sunday 9 March 2014 15.59 EDT A scan shows the effect of Alzheimer’s disease on the human brain. Photograph: Alamy Scientists have developed […]

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